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Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information (e.g., what reviews you might see in my blog) — the occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.


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  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Byron Wei-Xin Zhou — Geneva, 2019-01-04

    20:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Byron Weixin Zhou (© Hongfei Ni)

    Chinese Cross Cultural Festival

    Tong Sang (1923 - 2012): Fair Maiden from Afar (1943)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.4, Etude in F♯ major
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.5, Etude in C♯ minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36

    Byron Wei-Xin Zhou, piano

    (the original, orchestral program was cancelled)

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-09

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Valery Gergiev (source: Wikimedia Commons)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Opera "Iolanta", op.69 (excerpts)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64

    Valery Gergiev / Mariinsky Orchestra
    Irina Churilova, soprano (Princess Iolanta)
    Najmiddin Mavlyanov, tenor (Count Vaudémont)
    Roman Burdenko, baritone (Duke Robert)
    Mikhail Petrenko, bass (King René)
    Evgeny Nikitin, bass-baritone (Ibn-Hakia, Moorish Physician)

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Joseph-Maurice Weder — Zurich, 2019-01-15

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Joseph-Maurice Weder (© Viktor Friesen)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — "To Be or Not To Be"

    Jannik Giger (*1985): Accelerated for Piano (2017)
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Sonata 1.X.1905
    Richard Dubugnon (*1968): Sonata V, op.82 (2018)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Sonata in B minor, S.178

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Cuarteto Casals — Bern, 2019-01-21

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Cuarteto Casals (source / ©: cuartetocasals.com)

    4. Kammermusik Bern / "Molto espressivo"

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.1 in F major, op.18/1
    Benet Casablancas (*1956): String Quartet No.4, "Widmung" (2017)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130 / Great Fugue in B♭ major, op.133

    Cuarteto Casals:

    • Abel Tomàs, violin
    • Vera Martínez Mehner, violin
    • Jonathan Brown, viola
    • Arnau Tomàs, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Martinů Quartet, Karel Košárek — Brugg, 2019-01-26

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Martinů Quartett & Karel Košárek (source: Zimmermannhaus Brugg)

    Chamber Music IV @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1897): Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, op.81, B.155

    Karel Košárek, piano
    Martinů Quartet:

    • Lubomir Havlák, violin
    • Libor Kaňka, violin
    • Zbyněk Pad'ourek, viola
    • Jitka Vlašánková, cello

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Tan Dun, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-27

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Tan Dun (source: tandun.com)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Feu d'artifice, op.4 (1908)
    Tan Dun (*1957): Farewell My Concubine – Symphonic Poem for Piano & Qingyi
    Ren Tongxiang (*1926): Hundreds of Birds Paying Homage To The Phoenix (arrangement by Guan Xia)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite "L'oiseau de feu" (1919)

    Tan Dun / Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
    Ralph van Raat, piano
    Wenqing Lian, Beijing opera singer
    Wenwen Liu, suona

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Oliver Schnyder — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-01-31

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Oliver Schnyder (© Marco Borggreve)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826): Sonata No.4 in E minor, op.70 (1822)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Variations sérieuses in D minor, op.54 (1841)
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Sonata No.6 in A major, op.82 (1940)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Ballad in F♯ major, op.19 (1879)

    Oliver Schnyder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alina Bercu — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-01

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alina Bercu (source: www.alinabercu.com)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7 (1797)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, op.10/1 (1798)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.7 in C♯ minor, op.27/1, CT 114 (1836)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.8 in D♭ major, op.27/2, CT 115 (1836)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1875 - 1943): 6 Moments Musicaux, op.16 (1896)

    Alina Bercu, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alice di Piazza — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    15:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alice di Piazza (© David Marchon)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen", op.122/6 (1896)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Two Romances from op.28 (1839)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "Herzlich tut mich verlangen", op.122/10 (1896)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 7 Fantasias, op.116 (1892)

    Alice di Piazza, piano

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Deszö Ránki — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    17:15Wetzikon, KZO

    Dezsö Ránki (© Szilvia Csibi)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in B♭ major, Hob.XVI/41 (1784)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Menuet sur le nom de Haydn, M.58 (1909)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Sonatine, M.40 (1903 - 1905)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Vol.I from "For Children", Sz.42, BB 53 (Version 1945)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Romanian Christmas Carols, Sz.57, BB 67 (1915)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Suite, op.14, Sz.62, BB 70 (1916)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in E♭ major, Hob.XVI/49 (1790)

    Deszö Ránki, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Yulianna Avdeeva — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    20:00Wetzikon, KZO

    Yulianna Avdeeva (© Harald Hoffman)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Estampes, L.100 (1903)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Ballade No.3 in A♭ major, op.47, CT 4 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.36 in A minor, op.59/1, CT 86 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.37 in A♭ major, op.59/2, CT 87 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.38 in F♯ minor, op.59/3, CT 88 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Prélude in C♯ minor, op.45, CT 190 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Scherzo No.3 in C♯ minor, op.39, CT 199 (1839)
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881): Pictures at an Exhibition

    Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Beatrice Rana, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zürich — Zurich, 2019-02-10

    11:15Zurich, Opera

    Beatrice Rana (© Marie Staggat)

    Philharmonic Concert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Symphony in C major, D.944, "Great C major"

    Fabio Luisi — Philharmonia Zürich
    Beatrice Rana, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Michael Gläser, Zürcher Sing-Akademie — Zürich, 2019-02-10

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Motet "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Praeludium in E♭ major, BWV 552
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 - 1901): Kyrie, Gloria from Cantus missae
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Fest und Gedenksprüche (Festival and Commemoration Sentences), op.109
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Motet in F major "Ave Maria", WAB 6
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Motet (Graduale) in C major "Locus iste", WAB 23
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Fugue in E♭ major, BWV 552
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 - 1901): Sanctus, Agnus Dei from Cantus missae

    Michael Gläser / Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Alex Jellici, cello
    Markus Bernhard, violone
    Marco Amherd, organ

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Orion String Trio — Brugg, 2019-03-02

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Orion String Trio (© Marco Borggreve)

    Chamber Music V @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Trio in C minor, op.9/3
    Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998): String Trio (1985)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento in E♭ major, K.563

    Orion String Trio:

    • Soyoung Yoon, violin
    • Veit Hertenstein, viola
    • Benjamin Gregor-Smith, cello

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Artemis Quartet — Lugano, 2019-03-15

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Artemis Quartet (© Felix Broede)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981): Adagio for Strings (1937), from the String Quartet, op.11 (1936)
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): String Quartet No.2 in C major, op.36 (1945)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden" (1824)

    Artemis Quartet:

    • Vineta Sareika, violin
    • Anthea Kreston, violin
    • Gregor Sigl, viola
    • Eckart Runge, cello

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Quartetto Energie Nove — Lugano, 2019-03-16

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Quartetto Energie Nove (source: energienove.com)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): String Quartet No.2 in F major, op.92
    Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882 - 1973): String Quartet No.1, "Rispetti e strambotti" (1920)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130

    Quartetto Energie Nove:

    • Hans Liviabella, violin
    • Barbara Ciannamea, violin
    • Ivan Vukčević, viola
    • Felix Vogelsang, cello

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Modigliani Quartet — Lugano, 2019-03-17

    17:00Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Modigliani Quartet (© Modigliani Quartet)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D minor, op.76/2, "Fifths"
    Kaija Saariaho (*1952): "Terra memoria", for String Quartet (2007)
    Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.51/2

    Modigliani Quartet:

    • Amaury Coeytaux, violin
    • Loic Rio, violin
    • Laurent Marfaing, viola
    • François Kieffer, cello

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Olga Kern — Zurich, 2019-03-27

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Olga Kern (© Dale Steadman)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Special Concert

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Études-Tableaux, opp.32 & 39 — selection
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): 13 Préludes, op.32 — selection, 8 Préludes
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): 3 Preludes (1926)
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): Seven Virtuoso Etudes (selection, arr. Earl Wild)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Moment Musicaux, op.16 — 4. Moment Musical in E minor, Presto
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de salon op.10 — 3. Barcarolle in G minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3 — 5. Polichinelle in F♯ minor
    Alexander Scriabin (1871 - 1915): 2 Études from 8 Études, op.42
    Mily Balakirev (1837 - 1910): Oriental Fantasy "Islamey", op.18

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)




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